Key West Attractions

Key West offers many attractions, like the Ripley's Museum and Hemingway House!

Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum lets you experience the calming contrast that his Key West home offered this complex man as you take a leisurely and inspiring tour of his mansion and gardens. It is located at 907 Whitehead St. in Key West, and is open 365 days a year from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Key West Trolley Tours

Most of the tours are round trip with many stops. Want to visit at one of the stops? Some of the tours are hop on/ hop off, allowing you to take the time you want to visit the various Key West locales that appeal to your sense of adventure.

Old Town Trolley Tours

Phone: 305-296-6688
122 Simonton Street
Key West, FL 33040

Key West Trolley Tours
Conch Tour Train
Phone: 305-294-5161
501 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040
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Mallory Square

Located by the historic Key West waterfront, and within view of The Ocean Key Resort & Spa, this open-air marketplace and entertainment complex is a great place to start or end your visit to Key West. Known for its magnificent sunsets, the area is also home to many shops, including Shell Warehouse, Key West Sponge Market and Caribbean Cargo.

The Square also features daily entertainment, which includes guitar music, juggling, and animal performances. Local sightseeing tours also depart from the Square. Call for additional information 305 296 4557.

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The Key West Golf Club

The Key West Golf Club. Golf legend REES JONES masterfully designed the Key West Golf Course, an 18 hole, 6,500 yard course to be a challenge to players of all abilities. Filled with tropical landscaping and wildlife.

For more information: 305.294.5232

Key West Shipwreck Historeum

For those of you who can't help but look, this museum is the place to be for everything you ever wanted to know about shipwrecks and more. See movies, artifacts, and a real-life wrecker, who will be more than happy to indulge your curiosity about the wrecking industry that preoccupied the early pioneers of Key West.

It is located at 1 Whitehead Street in Key West. The hours are daily with shows every half-hour 9:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.. Call 305/292-8990.
www.shipwreckhistoreum.com

Southernmost Point

Make sure you visit the Southernmost Point in the continental USA, where you'll be only 90 miles from Cuba.

Whitehead and South Street
Key West, FL 33040

www.keywest.com

Curry Mansion Museum

Browse through this 25 room Victorian masterpiece. Open 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. daily. Adults $5.00/ Children $1.00. Come and enjoy this beautiful home while in Key West.

511 Caroline St.
Key West, FL 33040

Phone: (305) 294-5349
Toll Free: (800) 253-3466
Email: FrontDesk@CurryMansion.com

Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum

This museum honors local hero Mel Fisher, whose death in 1998 was mourned throughout South Florida, and who, along with a crew of other salvagers, found a multimillion-dollar treasure trove in 1985 aboard the wreck of the Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha. If you're into diving, pirates, and sunken treasures, check out this small, informative museum, full of doubloons, pieces of eight, emeralds, and solid-gold bars.

www.melfisher.org

The Dolphin Research Center

The DRC is one of the first dolphin research facilities ever built to learn and study about almost every thing concerning the bottle nosed dolphin. You can even “Get Wet with a Dolphin”. Reservations are required, and details can be obtained by calling the program reservations number above for details.

58901 Overseas Highway MM59
Grassy Key, FL 33050-6019
(305) 289-0002

www.dolphins.org

Bahia Honda State Park

Located in the shadow of The Seven Mile Bridge is the Bahia Honda State Park. Whether your visit here is short or long, dry or wet, it will not soon be forgotten. Bring your bathing suit and that book you’ve been wanting to read, and relax at what Conde Nast once called the “best beach in the continental US”. Camping is also available, along with other activities.

www.bahiahondapark.com

Seven Mile Bridge

The Seven Mile Bridge is another scenic place take in the beautiful surroundings of The Florida Keys. As you drive over its tallest bridge, you'll be on the highest point in the Florida Keys with the most spectacular view of the islands that make up the area around Key West. With plenty of places to park and sightsee, it makes for a relaxing break in the 106 mile drive between Key Largo and Key West. You can even go fishing off the old Seven Mile Bridge, part of which was blown up while making the movie True Lies.

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National Key Deer Refuge

The National Key Deer Refuge is located on Big Pine Key. The refuge is located 30 miles northeast of Key West and 100 miles southwest of Miami along U.S. 1. The headquarters is on Big Pine Key in the Big Pine Key Plaza off Key Deer Boulevard. Have a uniquely Florida Keys experience and visit the Key Deer in their natural habitat.

National Key Deer Refuge
28950 Watson Boulevard
Big Pine Key, FL 33043

www.fws.gov/nationalkeydeer

Dry Tortugas National Park

The Dry Tortugas National Park of the Florida Keys is another memorable Florida Keys experience, but is only accessible to visit by plane or boat. This national park, which is made up of seven islands located almost 70 miles, 112.9 km, west of Key West, is the farthest-at-sea national facility in the continental US and home to the historic Fort Jefferson. For more information about the park, visit www.dry.tortugas.national-park.com

A 100 foot catamaran called 'The Yankee Freedom II', will take you on a round trip visit to the Dry Tortugas National Park. The Yankee Freedom II features twin bow observation pulpits and a main deck large enough to walk around, plus an air-conditioned cabin with galley and bar. Dine on a complimentary breakfast on board and a complimentary picnic buffet at Fort Jefferson. Your journey includes a free, guided tour. This is an all-day event, departing at 8am and returning about 5:30pm.

240 Margaret Street
Key West, FL 33040
Call:800-634-0939
www.fastcatferry.com

Key West Aquarium

The oldest attraction on the island, the Key West Aquarium is a modest but fascinating exhibit. A long hallway of eye-level displays showcases dozens of varieties of fish and crustaceans.

You'll see delicate sea horses swaying in the back lit tanks. Kids can touch sea cucumbers and sea anemones in a shallow tank in the entryway. If you can, catch one of the free guided tours, where you can witness the dramatic feeding frenzy of the sharks, tarpon, barracudas, stingrays, and turtles. Expect to spend about 1 to 1 1/2 hours here.

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